All 1650-1700 articles

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    In focus: a 1682 violin by Nicolò Amati

    2019-09-06T11:39:00Z

    Precision and elegance abound in this grand pattern Amati once owned by the Italian virtuoso Spagnoletti, writes Christopher Reuning

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    In focus: the 1696 Stradivari 'Archinto' viola

    2019-05-17T12:22:00Z

    John Dilworth praises the archetypal beauty of Stradivari’s ‘Archinto’ viola, a magical example of form and aesthetic

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    In focus: 1675 violin by Francesco Rugeri

    2019-03-22T17:00:00Z

    In this article from the December 2014 issue, Fausto Cacciatori takes a close look at a fine example of a rather enigmatic maker with links to Nicolò Amati

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    From the Archive: a violin by Giovanni Grancino, 1697

    2014-06-29T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1697 violin by Giovanni Grancino was published in The Strad, July 1928. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: Thought the illustrated Grancino is early in date and somewhat indefinite in style, it is large in pattern, comparatively flat in model, ...

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    From the archive: a viola by Jacob Stainer, 1670

    2014-05-01T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a viola by Jacob Stainer was published in The Strad, May 1925. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: Mr Posner’s Stainer viola is easily the finest, in every respect, known to me. It measures 16 11/16ths in body length, the upper ...

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    From the archive: a violin by Niccolo Amati, 1658

    2014-04-06T00:00:00Z

    This illustration of a 1658 Niccolo Amati violin was published in The Strad, November 1923. The following text is extracted from an article accompanying the photographs: This lovely example of Niccolo Amati – at his best – forms part of the collection of fiddles by Captain John Audley Harvey, ...